Hertfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

Little Old Lady

Location: Watford - Green End Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom petite old lady who would be seen wandering around the grounds of the farm was also blamed for pulling the sheets off the bed at night. During the 1940s both the owners and local villagers reported hearing footsteps crossing cobblestones, even though the cobbles had all been removed during the 1920s.


Location: Watford - Oxhey Police Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Reputedly built on the site of a gallows, the empty corridors are said to be home to disembodied whistling after dark.

Mr Cooke

Location: Watford - St Mary's Church, and the nearby shopping centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This 1840's schoolteacher died in a fire that ravished the educational establishment, and his ghost is blamed for disrupting local shops (moving pictures, flicking lights on and off, etc).


Location: Watford - Tunnel near Watford Junction railway station
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late nineteenth / early twentieth century
Further Comments: At a certain point in the tunnel, the firemen of steam driven engines reported their boilers would spit coal back at them. It was later said a pile of bodies were disturbed during the tunnel's construction, and the spirits were restless.

Alsatian-Sized Cat

Location: Welham Green - Station Road, woodland near
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: Andrew Hollings, out walking his dog in the evening, encountered a cat 'the size of a Labrador or Alsatian with a long tail'. The creature slowly emerged form woodland.

Beast of Brookmans Park

Location: Welwyn - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Named the 'Beast of Brookmans Park' by the local press, this panther was spotted by several people during 2005.

Girl in Red

Location: Welwyn - Non pedestrianised bank between the two Welwyn tunnels
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 2000s and late 1990s
Further Comments: In the mid 2000s, a train guard reported looking out the window of a slow moving train and spotting a young girl in an old fashioned red dress. The guard looked away for a second, during which the girl vanished. When the story was shared, it emerged a driver had seen the figure several years previous.

Young Boy

Location: Welwyn - Tewin Bury Farm
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A photograph taken by designer Neil Sandbach of the farm appears to show a pale, blurred figure peering around a corner. A couple who were marrying at the site also reported seeing a phantom young boy dressed in white, who manifested near the barn.

Quick Jab

Location: Welwyn Garden City - Cottage public house (now known as Doctors Tonic)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: A former worker said that as he was leaving one night, he felt someone jab him in the ribs. He swung round to see if it was another member of staff, but there was no one there.

Hovering Triangle

Location: Welwyn Garden City - Sky over city
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: Two friends spotted a triangular shaped ufo hovering over a lake. The craft tilted upwards before simply vanishing, resulting in the friends running home without looking back.

Jack o'Legs

Location: Weston - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: Jack o'Legs was said to be a very tall man (perhaps fourteen foot tall!) who, armed with bow and arrow, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. It is also said that a cave somewhere near here may still contain some of his ill-gotten gains.

Young Woman

Location: Weston - Road near Lannock Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1972, around 23:30h
Further Comments: The phantom figure of a woman in white was seen by a husband and wife as they drove out of Weston. It is thought that the phantom is a girl who drowned on her wedding day.

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